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Open Twin Cities Code of Conduct

Short

Open Twin Cities is dedicated to a harassment-free community and event experience for everyone. Be kind to one another. Do not insult or put down other community members or event attendees. Behave civilly.

Medium

Open Twin Cities is a community about having fun, exploring ideas, tackling problems, and meeting new people. Though it is more informal than a professional environment, community members and event attendees are expected to behave responsibly and courteously. Be kind to one another. Do not insult or put down other community members or event attendees. Behave civilly.

Open Twin Cities is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, immigrant status, religion, age, economic status, or skillset. We do not tolerate harassment of community members or event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery, and hate speech, are not appropriate for any community or event activity. Members or participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the community or event, without a refund, at the discretion of the organizers.

Long

Open Twin Cities is a community about having fun, exploring ideas, tackling problems, and meeting new people. Though it is more informal than a professional environment, community members and event attendees are expected to behave responsibly and courteously. Be kind to one another. Do not insult or put down other community members or event attendees. Behave civilly.

Open Twin Cities is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, immigrant status, religion, age, economic status, or skillset. We do not tolerate harassment of community members or event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery, and hate speech, are not appropriate for any community or event activity. Members or participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the community event, without a refund, at the discretion of the organizers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, immigrant status, religion, age, economic status, skillset, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of discussions or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Members and participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a community member or event participant engages in harassing behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the community or event with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organizer immediately. During an event, an organizer will help the member or those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event (this could include contacting hotel/venue security, contacting local law enforcement, or providing escorts).

We value your membership and in-person attendance.

Exhibitors and sponsors

Exhibitors or sponsors at community events or online are also subject to the code of conduct. In particular, exhibitors or sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If an exhibitor or sponsor does not follow the code of conduct, even outside the Open Twin Cities community activities, organizers may take appropriate action, including warning the offender or breaking of any non-legally-binding agreement with no refund.

Contact Information

As of publication of this policy, the Open Twin Cities organizers can be reached via:

Other relevant contact information.

These are not endorsements, but meant to be an easy place to find immediate help in a situation:

License

This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism Wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers. It includes language from the Heroku Code of Conduct for Events, the PyCon 2013 Code of Conduct, and the Music Hack Day Code of Conduct.

This policy is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license.